Parker SSD Drives, part of the Automation Group of Parker Hannifin, is launching the next generation of its successful DC590+ family of DC drives. The DC590+ Integrator Series 2 adds to Parker's line of DC drives products spanning the last 30 years and offers excellent levels of control over a wide range of DC motor applications, improving both performance and profitability.
Featuring a new 32-bit control architecture, the DC590+ benefits from the same function block programming capability as Parker's AC690+ AC drive. This provides users with a flexible control structure, enabling a vast combination of functions to be realised with ease. Each control function (an input, output and process PID, for example) is represented as a software block that can be freely interconnected to all other blocks to provide any desired action; in some cases this alleviates the need for a PLC.
Dispatched preconfigured as a standard DC drive, the DC590+ can be operated directly out of the box with minimal adjustment; alternatively, users can select from a number of predefined macros dedicated to section control - such as winder/unwinder, dancer control, PID and load control - to configure more complex applications very quickly.
To improve operational flexibility still further, the drive communicates with all popular industrial fieldbus protocols, including Ethernet, ProfiBus, ControlNet, DeviceNet and CANOpen, making it suitable for integration into larger multi-motor systems.
The DC590+ can be programmed using the same CE Lite or DSE Lite software as Parker's AC range of drives, which simplifies configuration, parameterisation, monitoring and diagnostics.
It is possible to order the DC590+ as a "˜ready to install' drive package called the DRV. This is a single integrated module that includes all the associated power components within a single package. This innovative approach reduces design time, panel space, wiring time and cost. Parker's DRV concept comes from the experience gained from thousands of successful applications installed across a diverse range of industries. The drive is available in either four-quadrant regenerative or two-quadrant non-regenerative configurations with ratings up to 2700A and supply voltages up to 660V.